John Zieour, PT, explains how cupping can be used as an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis.
by John Zieour, PT
Think about the time you went to pick up your coffee cup in the morning, only to be awakened by a sharp, stabbing pain along the outside of your elbow! "Tennis elbow" is a fairly common musculoskeletal problem that affects about 2% of the population in the U.S. People suffering from this condition generally will report pain or soreness along the outer portion of the forearm or elbow. They usually describe the symptoms varying from a dull, constant ache...to a sharp, stabbing pain that occurs usually when they are doing activities that either involve gripping, twisting, or lifting motions using the hand, wrist, forearm, and/or elbow. This condition many times is found in occupations that require repetitive motion. It is typically referred to as an overuse injury that occurs as a result of repeated strain to the muscles and tendons in the area around the outside part of the forearm/elbow. It is referred to as "Tennis Elbow" because 40-50% of recreational tennis players will suffer from this problem sometime while participating in this sport.